The American Art Awards announces their top 25 picks for galleries in March. President of AAA, Thom Bierdz, an artist, author, activist and actor known to millions as Phillip Chancellor III on The Young & The Restless, shared with me why AAA has selected as Maine’s finest gallery for 2014.
“Not only is Mastcove the largest privately-owned group gallery in Maine, it has 35 years experience. Mastcove is like walking into a dream, a fantasy, a surreal and traditional utopian treasure. It’s like finding the prettiest music box on a shelf and opening it up to find more pretty inside. Nothing is wild or combative here – nothing bold or interrogative. What you see is what you get. The classic timeless aesthetic perfection of soothing ethereal art. They epitomize the picturesque East Coast, and in choosing our 25 Best Galleries In The Nation, we like to celebrate gems like this, because we also have selected more brash, bright, bold, contemporary galleries in America’s metropolises.”
“Mastcove represents over eighty artists, all keeping the high standard – from seascapes in oils and watercolors, to graphics, to more nonobjective paintings and sculpture, displayed on the stunning expansive grounds. World renown artists’ paintings hang inside the Greek Revival home and two-level restored barn. Our congratulations to the staff, artists, and gallery director Jean Briggs on their excellence – and we at American Art Awards are so pleased to name them Best In Maine, 2014.”
Located in the heart of the town’s Historical District, just one block up from Dock Square and adjacent to Graves Memorial Library on Route 9, Mast Cove Galleries awaits your next visit.
MASTCOVE GALLERIES, P.O. Box 2718, Mast Cove Lane & Maine Street, Kennebunkport, Maine. 04046, 207-967-3453
Director Jean Briggs with sculpture.
Raina Filipiak’s “Chocolate Cake.”
Sally Loughridge’s “Sky Field, Rose” (pink landscape) Soft pastel on panel, 12 x 16.”
Simon Levenson’s “Strikeout” (six bathers).
Dylan Stark’s “Tall Point” (ocean, land).
Janet Conlon Manyan’s “Yellow Roses” Oil on canvas.
Liliana Thelander’s “Antique Fan And Marbles” Oil on board.
Thomas Cornell’s “Untitled” (model on couch with striped cover, playing with a cat), pastel, 20 x 24 1/4.”
Michael Zigmond’s “Parity” (5 pears) Oil on canvas, 24 x 44.”
John Bowdren’s “Green Boat At Mooring” Oil on Canvas 31 x 41.”
Frank Handlen’s “Untitled” (ship seascape) Oil and pastel.
www.AmericanArtAwards.com 2013 had participation from USA, Canada, Latvia, Macedonia, Switzerland, India, China, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Norway, Belgium, Australia, Slovakia, Italy, England, Romania and Mexico.
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: Mastcove Gallery
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